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  • TN Spotlight: Recreational Therapist

    The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. entity. The TN nonimmigrant classification is a product of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and aims to strengthen trade relations between the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Under the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations […]

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  • TN Spotlight: Veterinarian

    The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. entity. Under the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is a Veterinarian.  How to Qualify for TN Status as a Veterinarian To qualify for TN […]

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  • TN Spotlight: Astronomer

    The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. entity. The TN nonimmigrant classification is a product of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and aims to strengthen trade relations between the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Under the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations […]

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  • TN Spotlight: Dentist

    The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. employer or entity. Based on the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is a Dentist.  How to Qualify as a Dentist To qualify for TN […]

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  • TN Spotlight: Mathematician

    The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. entity. Under the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is a Mathematician.  How to Qualify for TN Status as a Mathematician To qualify for TN […]

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  • TN Spotlight: Dietitian

    The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. entity. Under the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is a Dietitian.  How to Qualify for TN Status as a Dietitian To qualify for TN […]

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  • TN Spotlight: Vocational Counselor

    The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. employer or entity.  Under the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify.  One such occupation is a Vocational Counselor. How to Qualify as a Vocational Counselor   To qualify for TN status […]

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  • TN Spotlight: Technical Publications Writer

    The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. entity. Under the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is a Technical Publications Writer. How to Qualify as a Technical Publications Writer To qualify for […]

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  • TN Spotlight: Silviculturist

    The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. employer or entity. Based on the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is a Silviculturist.   How to Qualify as a Silviculturist  To qualify for TN […]

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  • Canada to Change Border Restrictions this Week, Allowing Certain Individuals with Pre-Approval to Enter

    Last Friday, Canada announced that it will share new procedures on Thursday that will allow some extended family members, international students, and individuals with compassionate reasons to cross the border. All individuals will need pre-approval from the Canadian government in order to cross the border.  Canada has stated that there will be a “robust process” […]

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  • TN Spotlight: Lawyer

    The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. entity. Under the regulations, there are limited professional occupations under which an individual may qualify.  How to Qualify for TN Status as a Lawyer To qualify for TN visa status as Lawyer, an individual […]

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  • TN Spotlight: Urban Planner or Geographer

    The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. entity. Under the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify.  How to Qualify for TN Status as an Urban Planner or Geographer To qualify for TN visa status as […]

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  • TN Case Summary: Management Consultant

    In this video, Associate Attorney Zach Ahlstrom details a successful TN case that our client presented to Customs and Border Protection at the Peace Bridge port of entry located in Buffalo, New York. This client was applying for a TN under the Management Consultant designation. This TN designation is heavily scrutinized because it is one […]

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  • COVID-19 & the TN Attorney Designation

    In this video, Senior Associate Attorney Gabriella Agostinelli discusses what impact the COVID-19 pandemic and associated border closure may have on individuals applying for the TN designation of attorney, particularly attorneys who may have recently graduated from law school but have not yet had the chance to take the bar exam. The good news is […]

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  • L-1 & TN Visa Application Procedures (Sept. 2020)

    In this video, Associate Attorney Zach Ahlstrom details the current process for applying for an L-1 or TN visa at the U.S./Canadian northern border given the recurring closures for non-essential travel. Essentially, the process remains largely the same. As is normally the case, the applicant will drive up to U.S Customs and Border Protection and […]

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  • L-1 Case Summary: Specialized Knowledge

    Senior Associate Attorney Gabriella Agostinelli recently had a client who successfully applied for L-1 renewal status at Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the Peace Bridge port of entry located in Buffalo, NY. Our client was an employee of a large sushi company and had specialized knowledge specific to the sushi industry and his field. […]

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  • TN Spotlight: Research Assistant

    The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. employer or entity.  Under the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify.  One such occupation is a Research Assistant. How to Qualify as a Research Assistant   To qualify […]

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  • TN Case Summary: Car Dealership Consultant

    Zach Ahlstrom, Associate Attorney with Berardi Immigration Law, discusses one of his client’s recent successful TN applications presented to Customs and Border Protection at the Peace Bridge port of entry located in Buffalo, NY. Our client submitted under the TN Management Consultant designation. This designation is one of the most scrutinized TN categories. CBP wants […]

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  • TN Spotlight: Interior Designer

    The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. entity. Under the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is an Interior Designer. How to Qualify as an Interior Designer To qualify for TN status […]

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  • L-1 Case Summary: Personnel Manager

    We recently had a successful L-1 client present their application to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the Peace Bridge port of entry located in Buffalo, NY. Associate Attorney Zach Ahlstrom had a client who was a personnel manager. Zach was able to prepare an application in which he proved that the manager was a […]

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